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#1 bonneville

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:00

A spinoff from the 2009 two wheel thread.

Photos, links and quotes most welcome.

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2010 Lineups (Last update 27 January)

FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix: 2010 provisional entry lists

MotoGP

4 Andrea Dovizioso Italy Repsol Honda Team Honda
5 Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
7 Hiroshi Aoyama Japan Interwetten-Honda Motogp Honda
11 Ben Spies USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
14 Randy De Puniet France Lcr Honda Motogp Honda
19 Alvaro Bautista Spain Rizla Suzuki Motogp Suzuki
24 Marco Melandri Italy San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda
26 Dani Pedrosa Spain Repsol Honda Team Honda
27 Casey Stoner Australia Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati
36 Mika Kallio Finland Pramac Racing Team Ducati
40 Hector Barbera Spain Aspar Motogp Team Ducati
41 Aleix Espargaro Spain Pramac Racing Team Ducati
46 Valentino Rossi Italy Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha
58 Marco Simoncelli Italy San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda
65 Loris Capirossi Italy Rizla Suzuki Motogp Suzuki
69 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati
99 Jorge Lorenzo Spain Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha


Moto2 Class

2 Gabor Talmacsi Hungary Speed Up Aprilia Speed Up
4 Stefan Bradl German Viessmann Kiefer Racing Suter
5 Joan Olive Spain Jack&Jones By A.Banderas Promoharris
6 Alex Debon Spain Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Ftr
7 Axel Pons Spain Pons Racing Pons Kalex
9 Kenny Noyes USA Jack&Jones By A.Banderas Promoharris
10 Fonsi Nieto Spain G22 Holidaygym Moriwaki
12 Thomas Luthi Switzerland Interwetten Moriwaki Racing Moriwaki
14 Ratthapark Wilairot Thailand Honda-Sag Suter
15 Alex De Angelis San Marino Scot Racing Team Scot
16 Jules Cluzel France Forward Racing Suter
17 Karel Abraham Czech Cardion Ab Motoracing Rsv
24 Toni Elias Spain Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki
25 Alex Baldolini Italy Caretta Technology Race Dept I.C.P.
29 Andrea Iannone Italy Speed Up Aprilia Speed Up
35 Raffaele De Rosa Italy Tech 3 Racing Tech 3
37 Fabricio Perren Argentina Kino Racing Kino
39 Robertino Pietri Venezuela Italtrans S.T.R. Suter
40 Sergio Gadea Spain Pons Racing Pons Kalex
41 Arne Tode German Racing Team Germany Suter
44 Roberto Rolfo Italy Italtrans S.T.R. Suter
45 Scott Redding Great Britain Marc Vds Racing Team Suter
48 Shoya Tomizawa Japan Technomag-Cip Suter
52 Lukas Pesek Czech Matteoni C.P. Racing Moriwaki
53 Valentin Debise France Wtr San Marino Team Adv
55 Hector Faubel Spain Honda-Sag Suter
56 Vladimir Leonov Russia Vector Kiefer Racing Suter
59 Nicola Canepa Italy Scot Racing Team Scot
60 Julian Simon Spain Mapfre Aspar Team Rsv
61 Vladimir Ivanov Russia Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki
63 Mike Di Meglio France Mapfre Aspar Team Rsv
71 Claudio Corti Italy Forward Racing Suter
72 Yuki Takahashi Japanese Tech 3 Racing Tech 3
75 Mattia Pasini Italy Jir Moto2 Tsr
76 Bernat Martinez Spain Blusens Bqr Bqr-Moto2
77 Dominique Aegerter Switzerland Technomag-Cip Suter
88 Yannick Guerra Spain G22 Holidaygym Moriwaki
95 Mashel Al Naimi Qatar Blusens Bqr Bqr-Moto2
Tba To Be Advised Jir Moto2 Tsr

Reserves:
27 Vincent Lonbois Belgium Marc Vds Racing Team Suter
Tba Anthony West Australia Mz Racing Team Mz


125cc

5 Alexis Masbou France Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
7 Efren Vazquez Spain Bainet Derbi Derbi
9 Muhammad Zulfahmi Malaysia Empowerment Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
11 Sandro Cortese Germany Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi
12 Esteve Rabat Spain Bqr Racing Aprilia
14 Johann Zarco France Wtr San Marino Team Aprilia
18 Nicolas Terol Spain Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia
23 Alberto Moncayo Spain Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia
24 Simone Corsi Italy Fontana Racing Aprilia
26 Adrian Martin Spain Team Wrb Aprilia
32 Lorenzo Savadori Italy Matteoni C.P. Racing Aprilia
35 Randy Krummenacher Switzerland Molenaar Racing Aprilia
38 Bradley Smith British Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia
39 Luis Salom Spain Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta
44 Pol Espargaro Spain Bainet Derbi Derbi
50 Sturia Fagerhaug Norway Empowerment Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
69 Louis Rossi France Cbc Corse Aprilia
71 Tomoyoshi Koyama Japan Racing Team Germany Honda
72 Marco Ravaioli Italy Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta
78 Marcel Schrotter German Interwetten Racing Honda
80 Quentin Jacquet France Molenaar Racing Aprilia
84 Jakub Kornfeil Czech Racing Team Germany Honda
87 Luca Marconi Italy Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
93 Marc Marquez Spain Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi
94 Jonas Folger German Worldwiderace Team Aprilia
99 Danny Webb British Team Wrb Aprilia
Tba To Be Advised Cbc Corse Aprilia


Provisional Entry lists 2010: World Superbike.

Team and Riders SBK 2010

2 Leon Camier Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000 F.
3 Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4 1000 F.
7 Carlos Checa Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
11 Troy Corser BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
23 Broc Parkes ECHO CRS Grand Prix Honda CBR1000RR
31 Vittorio Iannuzzo Squadra Corse Italia Honda CBR1000RR
35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1
41 Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
49 Makoto Tamada Pro Ride World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR
50 Sylvain Guintoli Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
52 James Toseland Yamaha Sterilgarda Team Yamaha YZF R1
65 Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R
67 Shane Byrne Althea Racing Ducati 1098R
76 Max Neukirchner HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
77 Chris Vermeulen Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX 10R
84 Michel Fabrizio Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
88 Andrew Pitt Reitwagen Racing BMW S1000 RR
91 Leon Haslam Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000
95 Roger Lee Hayden Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R
96 Jakub Smrz Borciani-Guandalini Racing T. Ducati 1098R
99 Luca Scassa Supersonic Racing Team Ducati 1098R
111 Ruben Xaus BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
123 Roland Resch Reitwagen Racing BMW S1000 RR
901 TBA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX 10R
902 TBA. DFX Corse Ducati 1098R

Team and Riders Supersport 2010

4 Gino Rea Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR
5 Alexander Lundh Cresto Guide Racing Team Honda CBR600RR
7 Chaz Davies ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675
8 Bastien Chesaux YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6
9 Danilo Dell'Omo Kuja Racing Honda CBR600RR
12 Daniel Bukowski Piasecki Team Honda CBR600RR
16 S├Ębastien Charpentier ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Triumph Daytona 675
25 David Salom ParkinGO BE1 Triumph Triumph Daytona 675
26 Joan Lascorz Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R
33 Paola Cazzola Kuja Racing Honda CBR600RR
37 Katsuaki Fujiwara Kawasaki Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R
40 Jason Di Salvo ParkinGO BE1 Triumph Triumph Daytona 675
50 Eugene Laverty Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR
51 Michele Pirro HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR
54 Kenan Sofuoglu HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR600RR
55 Massimo Roccoli Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR
99 Fabien Foret Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki ZX-6R
117 Miguel Praia Parkalgar Honda Honda CBR600RR
127 Robbin Harms Benjan Racing Honda CBR600RR
901 TBA Harms Benjan Racing Honda CBR600RR
902 TBA. YZF Yamaha Yamaha YZF R6


Edited by bonneville, 27 January 2010 - 11:41.


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#2 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:07

It looks kinda sad when you group it by manufacturers like that - 4 manufacturers.

#3 Atreiu

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:11

17 is way too little.

And don't forget the Inmotec project.

I'll copy and paste some wild guesstimations I posted at another board as food for thought.

- Stoner champion with 10 wins or more;
- Pedrosa to win 3 races and come second;
- Yamaha to fall apart in the it's either me or him for 2011;
- 3 podiums for Spies, who will be the rookie of the year and also beat Edwards;
- Simoncelli getting a rude awakening from Melandri, but becomming faster and better to the end;
- Melandri top privateer;
- Hayden closes gap to Stoner even more, but still not on the pace of the big 4;
- no distinct inprovement for Suzuki.


Edited by Atreiu, 16 November 2009 - 17:27.


#4 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:15

Lorenzo's Manager Attacks Rossi's "Mind Games" And Threatens Yamaha Exit

#5 bonneville

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:16

And don't forget the Innotech project.


Would you mind elaborate, I've never heard of it.

Btw, I think this goes here.

Valencia November three day test aggregate times :

MotoGP
1 27 Casey Stoner Ducati 1'31.899 0.000 Day 3
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'31.939 0.040 Day 2
3 3 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'31.944 0.045 Day 3
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.528 0.629 Day 2
5 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1'32.804 0.905 Day 3
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1'32.825 0.926 Day 3
7 33 Marco Melandri Honda 1'32.935 1.036 Day 3
8 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1'32.942 1.043 Day 2
9 36 Mika Kallio Ducati 1'32.988 1.089 Day 3
10 14 Randy de Puniet Honda 1'33.111 1.212 Day 2
11 65 Loris Capirossi Suzuki 1'33.211 1.312 Day 2
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Ducati 1'33.275 1.376 Day 3
13 40 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'33.786 1.887 Day 3
14 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1'33.857 1.958 Day 3
15 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1'33.929 2.030 Day 1
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1'34.163 2.264 Day 3
17 400 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1'34.821 2.922 Day 3

Moto2 machines:
18 0 Toni Elias/Xavier Simeon Gresini Moto2 1'37.279 5.380 Day 2 (both riders share same machine)
19 9 Kenny Noyes Promoracing Moto2 1'37.881 5.982 Day 2
20 5 Joan Olive Promoracing Moto2 1'39.227 7.328 Day 3
21 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Stop & Go Moto2 1'41.989 10.090 Day 1

Edited by bonneville, 16 November 2009 - 17:23.


#6 Atreiu

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:27

Got the spelling wrong, it's Inmotec.
http://www.motogp.co...al MotoGP plans

#7 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:27

Inmotec MotoGP project presented at Valencia

#8 Atreiu

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:28

I'm telling you guys, Lorenzo vs Rossi will be a huge mess in 2010. I'm picturing lots of bomp-diving block passes and chops...

Edited by Atreiu, 16 November 2009 - 17:28.


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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:44

I'm telling you guys, Lorenzo vs Rossi will be a huge mess in 2010. I'm picturing lots of bomp-diving block passes and chops...

Sounds like wishful-thinking (that and 10 wins for Stoner), BUT, Honda may finally be putting together a worthy bike for 2010.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:55

World Superbike Championship

Factory Teams
Yamaha
52 James Toseland
35 Cal Crutchlow

Ducati
41 Noriyuki Haga
84 Michel Fabrizio

Honda
65 Jonathan Rea
76 Max Neukirchner

Aprilia
3 Max Biaggi
22 Leon Camier

Suzuki
91 Leon Haslam
50 Sylvain Guintoli

BMW
11 Troy Corser
111 Ruben Xaus

Kawasaki
17 Chris Vermeulen
66 Tom Sykes

Satellite Teams
Althea Ducati
7 Carlos Checa
67 Shane Byrne

Guandalini Ducati
96 Jakub Smrz

Edited by THE "driverider", 16 November 2009 - 18:46.


#11 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:55

my predictions GP:
Stoner, Rossi, and Lorenzo fight out for the title but Stoner win because Yamaha riders take to many points off each other.
Honda start out fast after hiring a lot of Yamaha engineers but fall behind Yamaha and Ducati.
Yamaha will win the manufactures cup.
No satellite will win this year again.
ROTY: Spies! Talent + bestbike = sucess.

I will make superbikes later in the year when I see another test session :x

Edited by Lazy Prodigy, 16 November 2009 - 17:56.


#12 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 17:59

The FIM have today announced an amendment to the provisional calendar for the 2010 MotoGP World Championship, with the Czech Republic Grand Prix to be held a week earlier than originally scheduled.

Date Grand Prix (Circuit)
April 11th* Qatar (Losail)
April 25th Japan (Motegi)
May 2nd Spain (Jerez)
May 23rd France (Le Mans)
June 6th Italy (Mugello)
June 20th Great Britain (Silverstone)
June 26th** Netherlands (Assen)
July 4th Catalunya (Catalunya)
July 18th Germany (Sachsenring)
July 25th*** United States (Laguna Seca)
August 15th Czech Republic (Brno)
August 29th Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
September 5th San Marino & Riviera di Rimini (Misano)
September 19th Hungary (Balatonring)
October 10th Malaysia (Sepang)
October 17th Australia (Phillip Island)
October 31st Portugal (Estoril)
November 7th Valencia (Ricardo Tormo Valencia)

Reserve Circuit: Motorland Aragon Circuit

* Evening race
** Saturday race
*** Only MotoGP class

http://www.motogp.co...MotoGP calendar

Donnington :(

#13 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 18:03

World Superbike


Satellite Teams
Althea Ducati
7 Carlos Checa

Althea have confirmed Shakey Byrne for 2010

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 18:20

It's going to be great to see Melandri back on a Honda with Gresini. Top privateer battle between Edwards, Melandri and hopefully Spies.

World Superbikes for next year seems like a real treat too, Toseland back, Crutchlow in, Neukirchner on a Honda, Haga out to try (again) to take the title :clap:

#15 Atreiu

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 18:28

There's a lot of wishful thinking in that prediction.
;)

#16 THE "driverider"

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 18:46

Althea have confirmed Shakey Byrne for 2010

Yes very true, I'l add it.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 19:15

World Superbike Championship

Factory Teams


Technically Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki would be satellite teams? Ten Kate, Alstare, and Paul Bird Motorsport aren't pukka factory entries.

Edited by Risil, 16 November 2009 - 19:15.


#18 Atreiu

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 20:01

Wait a second, what is Aragon doing as a reserve cirucit?
Is the Hungarian GP still uncertain?

Edited by Atreiu, 16 November 2009 - 20:02.


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Posted 16 November 2009 - 20:02

Yamaha seem to have a good nr. to setup with tec3, Ducati has a good nr. two setup. Honda has had miles between the factory team and the rest, even the supposed almost factory bikes. Any news on who of the satellite teams gets what kind of machinery from Honda?

Hope Lorenzo does fall out with Yamaha. Lost faith in Dovi and good as he is, I just don't see Pedrosa being nr. 1.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 20:50

Wait a second, what is Aragon doing as a reserve cirucit?
Is the Hungarian GP still uncertain?


Not really Aragon is the official reserve circuit in case any event has to be dropped.

Edited by bonneville, 16 November 2009 - 20:51.


#21 Risil

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 21:27

Yamaha seem to have a good nr. to setup with tec3, Ducati has a good nr. two setup. Honda has had miles between the factory team and the rest, even the supposed almost factory bikes. Any news on who of the satellite teams gets what kind of machinery from Honda?


Mister Honda boss suggested a couple of months ago that the level of technical support given to non-works bikes will be markedly increased next year, much to how it was in the 990 era. Whether that allows the likes of Gresini and LCR to fight for wins, like in 2006, remains to be seen. But HRC developing a bike that's as good as the Yamaha and the Ducati would be a good first step.

Also, I'm not convinced Honda's level of support is markedly inferior to Yamaha's or Duc's. I didn't see Edwards or Toseland or Kallio at the front either. If anything, the difference is probably the rider. Colin Edwards is far more capable of consistently finishing fifth or sixth than Elias, De Puniet or De Angelis, whatever their propensity for occasional blinding speed.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:22

Yamaha seem to have a good nr. to setup with tec3, Ducati has a good nr. two setup. Honda has had miles between the factory team and the rest, even the supposed almost factory bikes. Any news on who of the satellite teams gets what kind of machinery from Honda?

Hope Lorenzo does fall out with Yamaha. Lost faith in Dovi and good as he is, I just don't see Pedrosa being nr. 1.

This past year at Honda, Elias got the factory spec bike and occasionally finish 6th and was beat by de Angelis who didnt have it.

Mister Honda boss suggested a couple of months ago that the level of technical support given to non-works bikes will be markedly increased next year, much to how it was in the 990 era. Whether that allows the likes of Gresini and LCR to fight for wins, like in 2006, remains to be seen. But HRC developing a bike that's as good as the Yamaha and the Ducati would be a good first step.

Well hopefully Honda can get a bike as good as people think it should be. They have hired a bunch of Yamaha engineers to let the riders fight with the other top bikes which according to some managers hasn't happened. Hopefully the riders can point them in the right direction finally because its no one thing.

Also, I'm not convinced Honda's level of support is markedly inferior to Yamaha's or Duc's. I didn't see Edwards or Toseland or Kallio at the front either. If anything, the difference is probably the rider. Colin Edwards is far more capable of consistently finishing fifth or sixth than Elias, De Puniet or De Angelis, whatever their propensity for occasional blinding speed.

Will see if thats the case as Melandri is going back to where he won several races. I dont even think its like that any more tbh. Its you have a factory spec bike or and outdated one. Its not like any Yamaha or Ducati satellite has won a race either.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 07:16

- Stoner champion with 10 wins or more;
- Pedrosa to win 3 races and come second;


That means the Yamaha's can only get 5 wins between them :eek:

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 11:34

Yamaha seem to have a good nr. to setup with tec3, Ducati has a good nr. two setup. Honda has had miles between the factory team and the rest, even the supposed almost factory bikes. Any news on who of the satellite teams gets what kind of machinery from Honda?

Hope Lorenzo does fall out with Yamaha. Lost faith in Dovi and good as he is, I just don't see Pedrosa being nr. 1.


Nice picture Nova :wave: Hope to keep on seeing the number 74 on Hiro's leathers!

#25 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 14:31

It's war?

"I repeat what I said earlier," Flammini told GPOne.com, "We have had assurances from the President of the FIM, Vito Ippolito, that these new rules would not be approved. So far, he has been true to his word, and I hope that this will continue in the future."



#26 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 14:55

Crash.net is reporting that Guandalini Racing and BRC Racing are rumoured to be considering a joint venture in 2010, one that will see them switch from Ducati to Aprilia.

#27 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 14:56

It's war?

If it has solid grounds then MotoGP should not infringe on Infronts exclusive rights to production based engines. Sadly as much as I want 1000s back they shouldnt be if they legally cant.

#28 Atreiu

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 15:16

If that's a problem, just go with a mass produced simplified 1050cc engine.
:p

#29 Rob

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 15:22

If that's a problem, just go with a mass produced simplified 1050cc engine.
:p


Or a 1.2 litre V6 :)

#30 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 15:22

It's not about the displacement, its about "production based".

They got past that in moto2 because its a single engine produced by Honda that can be argued is not production based. If there was a generic motor for motogp there wouldn't be a problem, but when Peter Clifford arrives with an engine based on a R1 motor and Moriwaki one based on a fireblade motor, its another kettle of fish.

IMO a production derived engine in a prototype bike isn't an issue really as long as its just that. Once they start with production based other bits then it needs to be stopped.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 20:09

MotoGP should countersue World Superbike for allowing prototype parts on production bikes. :lol:

#32 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 20:16

MotoGP should countersue World Superbike for allowing prototype parts on production bikes. :lol:

/me points at the Aprilia with its 250GP electronics.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 20:54

exACTly

#34 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 20:57

Nice interview with Filippo Preziosi

Q: There's been some talks about the 1000cc capacity coming back in a couple of years, based on production engines, what's your opinion?

FP: It's not production based. Is 1000 cubic centimeters, with a maximum stroke that allows production engines to be used without a huge difference. But still, a prototype engine will be faster. So I'm sure that top teams and manufacturers will produce completely prototype engines. Other manufacturers can start from a production engine, using some parts and modifying others without a rule that will force you to use this part or the other part. So it's not production-derived, it's completely free, just the stroke, just the bore and stroke must be the same.



#35 Atreiu

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:45

I was just about to link to the interview and quote the exact same question and answer.
:)

What do you tech heads make of that? Will WSBK have a case or not?

#36 Option1

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:56

Unfortunately, the more pertinent question is what do lawyers make of that?

Neil

#37 Nova

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 19:24

Nice picture Nova :wave: Hope to keep on seeing the number 74 on Hiro's leathers!


I was thinking about the last time I really were excited about a Honda rider, and found it to be Daijiro.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 20:58

It's okay. Let WSBK have their 1000cc exclusivity. motoGP should move to 1005cc or 1010cc for their new formula. :D


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:15


Canepa signs for Team Scot in Moto2, and interesting choice for this years 250 winning team.

http://www.crash.net...moto2_move.html

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#40 Atreiu

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:50

Yeah.

#41 Lazy Prodigy

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 15:07

I wonder how that will work out? Doesnt he have a world superbike background? plucking another rider from else where seemed to be more safer.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 15:56

I wonder how that will work out? Doesnt he have a world superbike background? plucking another rider from else where seemed to be more safer.


Canepa's had a lot of experience on 600s over the years. Not sure why more Moto2 teams aren't going for Supersport riders -- someone like Herrin or Hacking or even Sofuoglu might've been an intelligent move. Guess we'll see how Roger Hayden adapts, if he gets the ride.

Edited by Risil, 19 November 2009 - 15:56.


#43 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 16:17

Canepa won the 2007 SuperStock 1000 title for Ducati, spend 2008 as tester for the motoGP and superbike factory bikes and got 3 wildcard superbike rides, then rode the Pramac MotoGP bike for most of the season. I don't know if he has had any experience on 600s before superstock, assume he would have. I too find it very peculiar that they are going for what is effectively a superbike rider.

#44 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 15:59

Aprilia To Abandon Moto2 Plans For A Return To MotoGP? :eek:

According to the reports, Aprilia will instead start work on plans to enter the MotoGP series, dropping their support for the Moto2 class altogether. Five teams had already been lined up to use Aprilia's Moto2 chassis, but hints that the project had been shelved appeared when news broke that Julian Simon and Mike di Meglio of the Aspar team are testing the BQR chassis at Valencia today. Aspar has very close links to the Aprilia factory, and so their choice to test a different chassis could be interpreted as a sign that they have already been informed that Aprilia's plans have changed, and there will not be an Aprilia chassis.



#45 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 16:36

motogp.com reports that the bike was on loan

The two riders, who will represent the Aspar team in the new category in 2010, did not have their Aprilia machines which they will race next season. The debut of the prototype will be made in Valencia on December 9 and 10, and on Thursday the duo used a bike on loan for the day from the BQR Honda team.



#46 Atreiu

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 16:37

:eek: indeed

What has changed to make Moto GP suddenly attractive to them again?

#47 Risil

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 17:59

:eek: indeed

What has changed to make Moto GP suddenly attractive to them again?


Prototype bikes with production-based engines? They already have a couple of those in World Superbike after all. :lol:

Edited by Risil, 20 November 2009 - 17:59.


#48 beanoid

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 18:12

Oh, god. Wait for the Rossi rumor mill to start churning. . . .

#49 Atreiu

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 18:18

But isn't that for 2012?
And the article does have some words about that.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 20:27

:eek: indeed

What has changed to make Moto GP suddenly attractive to them again?


It would make sense. If you're going to have to produce a prototype, might as well go big if you have the resources.